Friday, October 28, 2011

Corpus Christi takes a swing at eating Laredo's lunch: Opens 3 Wal-Marts in one day!

The color guard was part of the opening of one of three Walmarts in Corpus Christi Wednesday morning. This one at 4109 S. Staples Street was followed by the opening at 6101 Saratoga Blvd. and another at 1250 Flour Bluff Drive.
Opening ceremonies at one of three Wal-Mart Grand Openings Wednesday in Corpus Christi, Tx.

Not one, not two, but three, tres, trois, 3, III "Wal-Marrs" were all opened in Corpus Christi, Texas in one day.  It all happened a couple of days ago on Wednesday. Although the Gateway City announced the opening of it's 4th Wal-Mart on North Loop 20 a few months ago, I don't think construction has started yet. To be honest, if it has, I haven't noticed.

When I read about the Grand Opening of 3 Wal-Marts on the same day, in the same town and not even in a metropolis like Los Angeles or Chicago or New York City but in a mid-sized town like Corpus Christi, Texas instead had me looking at the calendar to make sure it wasn't April Fools' Day.

OK, so for now, we'll let McAllen go on a diet for a while and it will be Corpus Christi eating Laredo's lunch for a change. They are definitely the Wal-Mart Capitol of South Texas.


  1. Orale!

    "Eating Laredo's Lunch" (c) Laredotejas

  2. Como dice en las botellas de CocaCola, marca registrada!


  3. Having three 'Wal-Marrs' open in any city is proof of growth, I guess. But I'm not a fan of the giant retailer who specializes in cheap plastic crap from China.

    Nevertheless, good for Corpus.


  4. Corpus Christi has Naval bases and Industry...que tiene Laredo? Llantas!